Sportsnet anchor, host and broadcaster Faizal Khamisa joined me in studio to kick off the 2018 season of Welcome! And what a story Faisal has. At age 16 he was diagnosed with cancer. At 29 he’s had his hip and shoulder operated on and has generally gone through more challenges than many people his age. But first, we discuss the hottest team in Toronto: The Toronto Raptors.
Rogers Media recently released number from Numeris that report on TV and radio numbers of the Toronto Blue Jays.
- the first 81 games of the season had an average audience of 825,000 viewers on Sportsnet. That’s an increase of 51% over 2015
- 30 games have been watched by more than one million viewers
- When it comes to radio, more listeners are tuning in to Jays coverage this year than last as well: on Sportsnet 590 The Fan in the Toronto market up ratings are up 86% for adults 25 to 54, and 32% for men 25 to 54
The success of the Jays gave Sportsnet a 5.9 audience share with an average audience of 216,000 for the month of June, which translates to a year-over-year increase of 29%.
The above numbers were first reported by Media In Canada.
This podcast was originally published on Girth Radio.
Welcome! Episode #30: Sportsnet Radio The Fan 590 Producer and Host JD Bunkis
JD Bunkis is the Producer for The Andrew Walker Show on The Fan 590 in Toronto. He is also the host of Free Association, a podcast all about basketball.
In this episode we chat about JD’s young career, how he got his lucky break in sports radio, and his thoughts about the 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors season.
Jackie Redmond is a former host at The Score and is currently with Sportsnet. She is the host of the WWE show, Aftermath and a Sportsnet anchor.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.